215 West Lake Garage Crumbles Ahead of Residential Tower

215 West Lake Street

A pigeon’s-eye view of demolition at 215 West Lake Street, The Loop.

215 West Lake (Courtesy of Thomas Roszak Architects)

215 West Lake (Courtesy of Thomas Roszak Architects)

What used to be a two-story parking garage at 215 West Lake Street in The Loop is in the process of being demolished, clearing the site for a new apartment tower, for now known simply, and unsurprisingly, as 215 West Lake.

Details have been hard to come by for the new project by Chicago firm Thomas Roszak Architects, but expect a 33-story tower comprised of 260-some apartments.

The prolific donut franchise formerly shoehorned into the ground floor of the garage has been relocated just a couple doors down at Lake and Wells, so the rental building will be a welcome change to the block when it replaces the less-than-glamorous parking structure.

As yet, no building permits have been issued for the site (the demo permit was only issued in October) so we’ll be keeping an eye out for the paperwork.  Construction may very well coincide with work at 151 North Franklin, which sits just behind and slightly west from 215 West Lake Street.

215 West Lake Street


215 West Lake (Courtesy of Thomas Roszak Architects)

215 West Lake (Courtesy of Thomas Roszak Architects)


Location: 215 West Lake Street, The Loop

Daniel Schell

Author: Daniel Schell

Daniel Schell is a West Loop social media addict who lives for Cubs baseball, good pizza, and big cities. If you bump into him on the street, it's likely because he's taking photos instead of watching where he's going, and he apologizes.

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